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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

JoBeth Shafran

MA, University of Texas at Austin (2011); MA, West Virginia University (2008); BA, West Virginia University (2006)


JoBeth is a doctoral candidate in Government at the University of Texas at Austin.  Her research centers on policy processes, subsystem policy making, the federal bureaucracy, and congressional-bureaucratic interactions. She is specifically interested in information sharing in the policy process, who supplies information to Congress and its effects on problem definitions.  JoBeth comes to UT-Austin from West Virginia University, where she completed a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Policy. 


American politics; public policy theories and processes; federal bureaucracy; energy policy

GOV 310L • American Government

37796 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm CLA 1.104
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This course is an introduction to American government and politics.  While the main focus is on the national level, additional attention is paid to the state and local governments of Texas. Topics will include U.S. political history, political institutions, elections, public opinion, rights and freedoms, and public policy issues.

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